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MRI: Experts in Asset Protection
The MRI Family of Companies
The MRI family of companies includes DPC, ShockWatch and Dataspan.
DPC: Providing the expert design and implementation of load securement solutions to protect your products in transit. Our products include:
Learn more about our product line.
ShockWatch: Manufacturing innovative equipment that monitors goods in transit and equipment in use. Products include: ImpactManager™, UsageManager™, and EquipManager™ — all used to monitor and access usage for forklifts, construction and fleet vehicles, and related equipment.
ShockWatch also manufactures an extensive line of Shipping and Handling Monitors. These indicators monitor your shipments and prevent mishandling of goods throughout the storage and transportation process by raising awareness that special handling is required and indicating when improper conditions occur, including:
- Tilting and Upending
- Extreme Temperatures or Humidity
Learn more about ShockWatch Shipping and Handling Monitors.
Dataspan: Providing an extensive array of Datacenter products and services, from Datacenter cleaning, relocations and data migration to thousands of products including storage media, imaging and Datacenter infrastructure.
The History of MRI
Dataspan was organized and financed in November 1974 by Robert C. Foley and several investors in Graham, Texas. The company's charter included a dedication to assist Datacenters in optimizing the use of magnetic tape and printer ribbons through recycling. By providing services such as tape recertification, ribbon re-inking, remanufactured tape and ribbon manufacturing, Dataspan generated significant savings for its customers.
Initially operating from an 800-square-foot facility in Dallas, Texas, Dataspan's revenue has grown to more than $140 million today. Our customers include such companies as Pfizer, Kmart, JP Morgan Chase, GAP, EDS, Exxon/Mobil Oil, The Limited, Fidelity Investments, Gateway, Sprint, SBC, Verizon, Dreamworks and IBM. We are a leading distributor of high-quality products from leading-edge manufacturers such as Imation, Fujifilm, Hewlett Packard, IBM, APC, Avocent, Constant Technology and Overland Storage. Additionally, Dataspan offers a wide variety of Datacenter services including data library relocations and audits, Datacenter cleaning and tape duplication/migration. With five distribution centers and a direct sales force of more than fifty professionals, we offer our customers competitive pricing and outstanding personal service.
In 1976, the ShockWatch division was formed. Based on the principal of surface tension, Ray Rubey designed ShockWatch to detect possible damage to computer media. ShockWatch has expanded beyond its origins in detecting shock to include environmental sensors, tilt indicators, and other devices capable of recording impact information such as velocity, time and direction. Also, many electronic devices are now offered that control equipment access and monitor equipment usage. Today, ShockWatch products are sold worldwide by a direct sales staff of damage prevention specialists and an extensive network of distributors in the USA and in more than 62 countries worldwide.
In April 1999, Dataspan acquired DPC of Denver, Colorado, a manufacturer and reseller of damage prevention products used in over-the-road trucking, rail cargo and export container shipments. DPC customers include Coors, Anheuser-Busch, Quaker Oats, Rocky Mountain Steel, Nestle-Purina Pet Care and Kellogg.
Now organized and operating corporately as MRI, the company's three divisions — DPC, Data Span, and ShockWatch — employ more than 300 dedicated professionals committed to providing unparalleled service to customers worldwide.
The Mission of MRI
As a market leader, we will continue to grow by providing better service and innovative products to our customers.
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